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    Building a Jump Bike from an Old 2002 Kona Scrap Frame. Just got it Powdercoated. Lacing up the rear wheel tonight. I'm actually almost done... waiting on a few parts.

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    this is my 1997 GT Backwoods, she's turning 20 this year. my father purchased it new, and i cleaned it up and started riding it after he passed a few years ago.

    still gets a few miles a month.
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    Still waiting on a rear tire.


    Edit: Got it!
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    Stock!!!!


    Current! What a difference!

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    I recently posted this in the GT forums. Here is my over 10 year old bike. I am looking into getting a 685mm riser bar, a new seat, and a RockShox Recon Silver TK 100mm fork.
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    Here are some pictures of my 05 Yeti 575.
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    2008 Jamis Komodo1
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    wish 26ers weren't being phased out as I really love this frame.
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    I just picked this up from CL today. I traded it for a box of Craftsman tools that I got some months ago.
    The guy claims to have barely ridden it and it shows. Everything is stock except for the pedals. It's dirty from being in storage for so long it's even got some spider webs in some areas. Bike looks almost new with the exception of some scratches from being moved around.
    The bike is pretty light I was able to carry it from my car to the garage with one hand. I really want to ride it and maybe use it as a commuter.
    Anybody got any opinions on this bike? I've read different opinions on it from bad to good. For now I'm just going to change the tires and tubes, clean it, lube it up and see how it works.
    I already have a Diamondback Mountain bike which is my go to bike. If end up not liking it I'm going to sell it or trade it for a different bike.

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    crazy heavy and for commuting, unless you do it on dirt, a coil dually isn't really well suited, unless you're getting training miles in by pushing that boat anchor around.
    I'd also service that fork before you try and put any miles on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by meltingfeather View Post
    crazy heavy and for commuting, unless you do it on dirt, a coil dually isn't really well suited, unless you're getting training miles in by pushing that boat anchor around.
    I'd also service that fork before you try and put any miles on it.
    I have to agree...I had one for years, it was my first "real" mountain bike as a 17ish year old and it's a serious tank. Heavy as heck but also took a beating and is still rolling to this day, 13 years after I bought it well used.

    If you're looking for a solid commuter, it's really hard to beat a early-mid 90s steel frame rigid or FS Stumpjumper (or similar). They're fairly common and cheap at $100- $200, sometimes less, and the ride is fantastic at that price range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meltingfeather View Post
    crazy heavy and for commuting, unless you do it on dirt, a coil dually isn't really well suited, unless you're getting training miles in by pushing that boat anchor around.
    I'd also service that fork before you try and put any miles on it.
    Yep, I'd agree with all of that. I'd actually recommend you do what I did with an early-90's Trek full-suspension (more like full-pogo-stick). Take off all the components and move them to a vintage steel frame. Specialized usually used a decent mix of parts, looks like a Specialized Crank, Deore XT rear derailleur, and non-parallel-push V-brakes. No muss, no fuss solid stuff. I got a '94 Marin Eldridge Grade, which was a high-end lightweight steel frame at the time, for $50 including the original fork (but no headset), and built up a sub 24 pound single-speed.

    There were several different crank/bottom bracket interfaces at the time (yours appears to be square taper), but they basically all used 68 or 73mm English-threaded bottom brackets, so you can move the whole crank and BB to a new frame (worst case you need a new $20 bottom bracket if the width is different). You will need a shim to mount the front derailleur on a traditional seat tube (probably 31.8-34.9mm), and most likely a new seat post in a different diameter, maybe a new stem (depending on length, or whether the new frame is old enough to use a threaded fork).

    I also recommend that you install all new shifter and brake cables when you move to a new frame, it's not worth the trouble to reuse any stuff like that. Building up a bike from the frame up, even with old used components, is great experience. Take pictures before you disassemble, and you should probably invest in a torque wrench if you don't have one already (3-15 or 5-20Nm or so).

    For stuff like facing/reaming, headset installation, it's kind of expensive to buy the tools, but if you have a small, independent local bike shop around, try buying all your cables, brake pads, tires, etc. there and making small talk (and maybe bring by a 6-pack every now and then). You might be surprised how willing they are to help. On the other hand, don't walk in with parts you just bought over the Internet and expect them to be thrilled about installing them for cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dubya3 View Post
    I have to agree...I had one for years, it was my first "real" mountain bike as a 17ish year old and it's a serious tank. Heavy as heck but also took a beating and is still rolling to this day, 13 years after I bought it well used.

    If you're looking for a solid commuter, it's really hard to beat a early-mid 90s steel frame rigid or FS Stumpjumper (or similar). They're fairly common and cheap at $100- $200, sometimes less, and the ride is fantastic at that price range.

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    Thanks for all advice I guess that if I keep it will be relegated to riding around the park and as a spare bike when someone needs a mountain bike.

    My commute is going to be mostly pavement but I will be hitting some dirt. For some reason I also feel more secure on a mountain bike. Near my house the roads sometimes have some surprises like grooves on the pavement, uneven roads, loose rocks, loose sand, and other things that I think a mountain bike would handle better.
    I'll be going from the city towards the beach and back. I'll be going through two parks and sometimes I have to move to the grass to avoid pedestrians, skateboarders and other bikes.
    If this thing can take a beating then I might keep it.

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    I've looked this up before and have often referred to it as an 03 Kona but it's actually a 2001.
    Bought "new" and on sale in 03. This photo is about 2 months ago.

    Still in great shape and now serving as backup or loaner. It was my regular ride until just over a week ago and the 2.2 tires looked fat til I got my 27.5 + .
    Still riding h/t though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by meltingfeather View Post
    crazy heavy and for commuting, unless you do it on dirt, a coil dually isn't really well suited, unless you're getting training miles in by pushing that boat anchor around.
    25.0 pounds!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rustydogg View Post
    Thanks for all advice I guess that if I keep it will be relegated to riding around the park and as a spare bike when someone needs a mountain bike.

    My commute is going to be mostly pavement but I will be hitting some dirt. For some reason I also feel more secure on a mountain bike. Near my house the roads sometimes have some surprises like grooves on the pavement, uneven roads, loose rocks, loose sand, and other things that I think a mountain bike would handle better.
    I'll be going from the city towards the beach and back. I'll be going through two parks and sometimes I have to move to the grass to avoid pedestrians, skateboarders and other bikes.
    If this thing can take a beating then I might keep it.
    May as well keep it. Well, until you get into the "have way too many vintage Specialized" situation like I am lol.

    It'll totally work as a commuter, I'm just saying there are better cheap options out there. This is my current "beater" to run around the neighborhood with. 88 Stumpjumper with a basic XT build of parts I've collected over the past couple years. Plus two steel S Works Stumpjumpers that are basically the same thing. Fast, light and a great ride..

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    Just signed up to this site, and this is my first post
    Mine is 25 years old, the only thing left from new are the cranks, and seat post

    It's about to get it's 3rd upgrade
    either a 10x2 or 11x1 drivetrain but keeping the Rock Shox
    Still doing some research, on what's the best setup for me

    got a new seat and handlebar ordered, trying to make it more comfortable first, then will work on the drivetrain

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    Welcome to the site Don

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    Quote Originally Posted by MudSnow View Post
    25.0 pounds!

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    How do you even sit on that thing???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dons Stang View Post
    Just signed up to this site, and this is my first post
    Mine is 25 years old, the only thing left from new are the cranks, and seat post

    It's about to get it's 3rd upgrade
    either a 10x2 or 11x1 drivetrain but keeping the Rock Shox
    Still doing some research, on what's the best setup for me

    got a new seat and handlebar ordered, trying to make it more comfortable first, then will work on the drivetrain

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    Make sure that's a 9/10 speed freehub before you order a 10 or 11 speed cassette, it looks like you have a 3x7 on now?

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    [QUOTE=dubya3;13102427]Make sure that's a 9/10 speed freehub before you order a 10 or 11 speed cassette, it looks like you have a 3x7 on now?

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    Thanks, it is a 8 sped xtr freehub

    I am leaning more towards a 10x 2 drivetrain, so a 10 speed cassette should fit
    Though eventually will be building two new wheels
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dons Stang View Post
    got a new seat and handlebar ordered, trying to make it more comfortable first, then will work on the drivetrain
    Get a shorter stem to go with the new handlebar. 70-90mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by White7 View Post
    How do you even sit on that thing???
    I'm proportioned like a Barbi doll. 35" legs.

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    zgxtreme I bet if you had pedals you would have put more miles on it by now.

    Nice bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dons Stang View Post
    zgxtreme I bet if you had pedals you would have put more miles on it by now.

    Nice bike
    Thank ya. Pedals went to the new ride, this one has been washed and will be up for sale to put toward the new one.

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    [QUOTE=MudSnow;13102569]Get a shorter stem to go with the new handlebar. 70

    I don't want to go much shorter, but I do have a slightly shorter stem on it's way. I have a stock length 130mm on it now. The one I ordered is a Easton EA90 120mm, 10 Degree rise. I decided to cancel the handlebar, and wait till the stem comes in, and see what bar will fit me the best

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    For me, that would be doing it backwards.

    The new attitude about handlebars is pretty different. Depending on how much you followed fashion last time around and how much you follow it this time, you could be going up 200 mm in bar length. It really does take away from your reach to have your hands further apart.

    If your bike fits you now, just shortening your stem will mess up the fit and have no return.

    The wider bar and no stem change would give you better stability but maybe some back pain and a heavy front wheel.

    I'd suggest going through with the wide bar and getting a cheap stem, or a couple, to experiment with. When you figure out what you want in a wider bar/shorter stem setup, you can get a nicer stem if you like.

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    00' Turner RFX
    Still love riding it!
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    Riding one of my favourites .....Boney Elbows in Squamish

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawgprimo View Post
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    Still love riding it!
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    Cheers!
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    Nice to see White7 and Douglas that you guys are still getting your 6 pack out!
    I'm still riding my 01 Turner 5-spot Prototype too. It was the missing link between the 00 RFX and the 03 5-spot. Featured in MBA ads back in the day.
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    Nice Dougal !

    My spell check changed your name spelling without me noticing..........
    Sorry!
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    I guess I will add 2 more picture from my awesome trip to Moab last October with my 08' RFX.

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    Here's my 2005 Kona Stuff I just rebuilt from scratch.








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    1999/2000 era

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    Been tweaking my 2005 Komodo a bit more. I'm all XT 1x11 now with a 30t 104bcd Narrow Wide Chainring. Coming from a 32x11-34 1x9...I can climb a wall now.






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    From 1985. Dean Colonel. This photo from Sunday April 23. I ride this bike a lot.

    This bike has a twin brother built with a triple chain ring and a 2002 Marzocchi Marathon ECC airsprung fork. It works.

    The largest tires I can find go on the front. And the largest that will fit go on the back, which is 2.35 or 2.25 depending.

    I used to run pizza cutters 1.9's on these up until just 5 years ago, but the modern trend of big tires is correct, I conceded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Burns View Post
    From 1985. Dean Colonel. This photo from Sunday April 23. I ride this bike a lot.

    This bike has a twin brother built with a triple chain ring and a 2002 Marzocchi Marathon ECC airsprung fork. It works.

    The largest tires I can find go on the front. And the largest that will fit go on the back, which is 2.35 or 2.25 depending.

    I used to run pizza cutters 1.9's on these up until just 5 years ago, but the modern trend of big tires is correct, I conceded.

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    My newest old bike. A 95 Yo Eddy. I tore it completely apart and rebuilt it other than the frameset, stem and seatpost. New XT M8000 group, M950ish XTR brakes and Mavic 517/Chris King hubs.

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    Friend's '99 HardRock, that she bought new. I upgraded it last year to mid-level 2002 specs from the spare parts bin. Fox Fork, Cane Creek wheels, Avid SD 7 brakes, XT 9spd cassete, der & shifters.

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    Just got into mountain biking, it started with I need to do something for my health and now its an addiction. I have been riding for about a month and I now have 3 old bikes, my favorite right now is the Giant NRS 2, 26lbs 80mm front 100mm rear. My wife has gotten into too but she decided that full suspension is not for her so I got her a Mongoose NX7.3 28lbs. I needed one more bike for the fam and found a great deal on this Kona Stinky, it's a blast to ride but very heavy 37lbs.
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    lol my carbon NRS1 is 12kg (26.5lbs) and my Kona Stab is 20kg (44lbs) so it could be worse

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    Very much digging this!



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    My newest old bike. A 95 Yo Eddy. I tore it completely apart and rebuilt it other than the frameset, stem and seatpost. New XT M8000 group, M950ish XTR brakes and Mavic 517/Chris King hubs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    Very much digging this!
    Thank you

    I'm loving the rebuild, it's so smoooth now!

    Added a very nice pair of Suntour XC Pro pedals last night

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    Ride a Specialized Stumpjumper from 1991.

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    1st sunny day in a while. Loving the Bianchi.

    New old kid transport

    Me rocking the Kona back in the day 1st year of the 4/faux bar.
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    so many updates to a 90's Miyata Elevation:

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    Anybody have any idea what I just bought for $20? I suspect a Specialized from the "specialized" writing on the seat.
    Its in pretty good shape from what i can see so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rustydogg View Post
    Anybody have any idea what I just bought for $20? I suspect a Specialized from the "specialized" writing on the seat.
    It could be an old Hardrock or Rockhopper but if it is it has been repainted. Specialized like to put their name on more than the seat. Does it have a head-badge?

    It looks like it has possibly been done up at some point. Whatever the story, great buy for $20! :0)

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    Love that nostalgia!!!

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    I've finally gone to a complete XT drivetrain. Taking into consideration my inseam, I decided to give 180mm crank arms a shot. I ordered the 2x10 XT 104bcd crankset because I'm running a 30t in the middle ring position. If I run it on a 3-ring specific crankset like my Hone, it's a little uglier. The outside of a 2-ring spider is more dressed up.

    I also swapped out my 2006 Avid Elixir R brakes for some m8000 XT 180/180 brakes. Love them!!!!






    Also... After many years of supporting Kenda, I've had to drop them due to terrible QC issues on the Nevegal X Pro.

    I'm really loving these Maxxis Ardents like crazy though!!


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    Thanks man, I'll have to take some tomorrow morning when I go riding again. Most of the stickers are worn off but it's still in pretty good shape.
    Have you replaced the seals recently? I have some SC90's that I haven't used for a while and it is time for a bit of fork love there.

    The WB forks work really well though.
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    26ers over 10 years old-20170603_103518.jpg 1997 Stumpjumper rebuilt as a single speed. I listed it on CL for $350 but lately I've enjoyed riding it so much that I just might keep it.

    My other bike is a 2007 Stumpjumper and I've been toying with the idea of selling both and upgrading to something new. But honestly, I think I really got lucky with both of these bikes, as I think Specialized really hit it out of the park with both of these frames.

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    i still haven't killed the NRS1....


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    Love this thread, seeing bike brands I've never heard of. And I thought I was the last on a 10-year-old 26-inch bike! Here's my two Yetis, ride them all the time. The 2006 575, Rocks Anne, has been from Oregon to Virginia, ride it hard and put it up wet. I bought it new. It's had a few parts replaced. The ARC, aka Joan of ARC, is set up for bike camping. Built it light, mostly XTR except X.0 on the shifters, Masterpiece stem and seat post, King headset. Love my Yetis but have some lust for a new SB5....
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    Quote Originally Posted by MASC1104 View Post
    Yup, mine are just about at the 10 year mark. A 2007 Yeti 575 bought in '06 and a 2007 custom Voodoo Wanga. I don't plan on buying a bike any time soon. I "sink money" into them as needed within my personal reason.

    Yes, technology has changed a lot from a decade ago, but they are both still better bikes than I am a rider and I don't push them anywhere close to their capacity. I have been on my friends newer, nicer and more expensive bikes and quite frankly there is no nirvana elevated experience from the newer technology for me. I wasn't riding harder, or more comfortable. Nothing was "better".

    But that is just me. i ride just cause I enjoy riding and how I like to ride. I don't go "fast" or "hard" as that's not what I enjoy from biking. I don't need to pass someone on an uphill climb or leave them in the dirt on a straight away.

    I will admit tho, that the new gearing does really change the whole climbing aspect. but I don't need to necessarily buy a new bike for that.
    I've got a 26 voodoo hoodoo that I still ride.
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    2002 Rocky Mountain Slayer. Bought this frame new. Have upgraded the build a bit.





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    1997 Gary Fisher, somehow this thing is 30lbs, makes for a good workout though. I'm running maxxis dhf front and rear. front is 650b, back is 26". Recently switched the cantis for V brakes. Also switched the freewheel to a cassette(hopefully no more bent axles) but kept the 7spd gearing so I'm waiting on a spacer to make it work. I thought about changing to a 8 or 9spd but wasnt sure of all that had to be changed so I decided to go the cheaper route.

    I might switch to a shorter stem, I can hardly get the front up. I think it's currently 120mm or so.
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    Put a new front fork on the old K2 and took it for a test ride today. Huge improvement over the 17 year old RST it replaced.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dubya3 View Post
    My newest old bike. A 95 Yo Eddy. I tore it completely apart and rebuilt it other than the frameset, stem and seatpost. New XT M8000 group, M950ish XTR brakes and Mavic 517/Chris King hubs.
    Looking good. Vintage frames and new groupsets or other new bits don't always look happy together but you nailed it.
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    Anyone with any 2000 year or earlier specialized small or medium frames....or youths...and you are looking to sell...let me know! I am looking for some to build up my fleet!!!! thanks in advance! Love all the bikes here!

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    2006 Schwinn Rocket LTD

    My fully upgraded 2006 Schwinn Rocket LTD, mostly relegated to trainer duty though.
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    Here is mine fully rebuilt a couple years ago.
    My wife uses it now.

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    2000 GT XCR-3000, new SID RCT3 fork is the final upgrade, everything else has been changed to modern tech and the i-drive system is still super efficient 18 years after being introduced in 1999. 30mm wide hookless carbon rims on solid 9/10mm thru-qr hubs, 1x9 drop stop chainring setup, super flat pedals, 26x2.1" XC tires, 100mm lightweight air suspension (Monarch RT3/SID RCT3) with custom made offset bushings, 160/140mm rotors, the bike is light and efficient even trough gnarly trails with 2' drops. I don't race and I can't shred as fast as the bike could because of eye problems, but sure is sweet, old school and up to date, and a lot of fun to take trough very technical slow paced trackstanding twisted trails and double diamond trails with up to 2' drops.

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    topless. that's what all mtb girls do. we go ride, get topless, have pillow fights in the woods, scissor, then ride home!

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    Sometimes they just get re purposed

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    Still using thumb shifters as well. See no reason to change. 2005 Trimble
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    ^ Love where that bottle cage mounts!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chazpat View Post
    ^ Love where that bottle cage mounts!
    could have placed on the top tube. But seat tube is easier to get to. plus my water bottle looks better there. If you see what i mean?
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    Still on a 10-year old Intense. I have to admit that I'm shopping around but this is doing the job for now.

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    1995 Kona Explosif

    I just rebuilt my 1995 Kona Explosif last year when I got a Marzocchi Z-2 Atom Bomb to complete my build. It's the only production bike that was ever made with bi-ovalized Columbus Max tubing. I've got some great memories of riding this bike from the late 90's.

    Other special parts reused from past bikes:

    Avid SD-Ultimate brake levers
    Chris King 1 1/8" headset
    Sun-Ringle front hub
    Shimano Deore XT M730 pedal from the 80's

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    Nice, the paint original?


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    I just rebuilt this guy. It's a 2007 Maverick Durance that I got NOS 2-3 years ago.

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    • 2018 Fox 32 FLOAT 26 150mm Performance fork
    • Easton EC70 Trail wheels
    • Panaracer Soar tires
    • SRAM GX Eagle cranks/rear derailleur/shifter/cassette/chain
    • Shimano XT M8000 brakes
    • Hope rotors/pedals/bottom bracket/skewer/bar plugs/top cap
    • Shimano Pro Tharsis stem/handlebar/seatpost
    • Blackspire Snaggletooth 32t N/W chainring
    • FSA Impact Pro integrated headset
    • Race Face grips/saddle

    Still a friggin' awesome bike. Holds its own with many newer suspension designs for sure.
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    These are all well past 10 years old but each is still ridden at least once a week.

    1988 Fat Chance with modern XT v brakes and Michilen tires, Salsa stem and Scott bullmoose bars from the 90s, and everything else is period correct XT M730

    1995 Yo Eddy I've posted before but upgraded recently with a shorter (100mm) Thomson stem and wider Answer riser bars. It's far more comfortable and aggressive feeling now compared to the old 140mm stem and narrow flat bars

    1993 Yo Eddy I'm just starting a build on. I might sell or trade once it's built since it's a tad small for me. It'll have a 1st gen XTR M900 build when it's done

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schwa72 View Post
    I just rebuilt this guy. It's a 2007 Maverick Durance that I got NOS 2-3 years ago.

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    Still a friggin' awesome bike. Holds its own with many newer suspension designs for sure.
    Sweet ride!
    Whatís the cassette range?


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    I also have these old bikes - I don't have the heart to get rid of them nor the energy to sell them:

    • 2004 Klein Palomino XV upgraded to full 3x9 Deore XT M770
    • 1996 Gary Fisher Joshua X upgraded to Rock Shox Duke front / Cane Creek Cloud Nine rear and full 3x9 Deore XT M750
    • 1994 Trek 930 with Softride stem and upgraded to full 3x9 Deore LX M580
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexjb View Post
    Sweet ride!
    Whatís the cassette range?


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    Thanks!

    It's a 10-50 cassette. It's the only Eagle cassette range SRAM makes and there aren't any aftermarket ones available.

    Not to go too far off-topic but it's amazing how well the Eagle stuff shifts. I've always been a dyed-in-the-wool Shimano guy but this 1x12 kit is really something. I've already converted this bike to GX Eagle, my SC Tallboy LTc to X01 Eagle, and I'm getting ready to build up a Lynskey 29'er hardtail with GX Eagle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexjb View Post
    Nice, the paint original?
    Yep, original paint.
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    2007 Turner 5Spot. 5.75" w/push rockers. 27lbs w/pedals. rp23 shock Fox 130XTT fork.

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    2006 HL Turner Nitrous 22.5lbs w/pedals

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    This one turned 20 last spring. It doesn't see as much trail time as it used to, but still gets ridden. The addition of disc tabs on the frame have allowed me to swap between 26" mtb wheels and 700c cyclocross wheels for different types of rides.

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    Well another one to add.
    2006 Enduro Expert. And my old 2004 Enduro SX



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    Just started rebuilding my '97 Bontrager Privateer Comp XT. Been browsing new bikes but don't see anything I like. Currently looking for a good company to re-pop the decals and strip and paint the frame.

    Also have a minty-fresh 2000 Specialized FSR Enduro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orange Orange View Post
    Currently rebuilding my '97 Bontrager Privateer Comp XT. Been browsing new bikes and don't see anything I like. Currently looking for a good company to re-pop the decals and strip and paint the frame.

    Also have a minty-fresh 2000 Specialized FSR Enduro.
    Nice Bonty.
    Head over to the Vintage, Retro, and Classic forum for some input on the decals. Seems like someone over there had a good source.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockhopper97 View Post
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    how about 30 years old......1986 schwinn sierra I picked up for free didnt have to do much to it to make it ride ready
    I got below 1988 Schwinn Sierra off CL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orange Orange View Post
    Just started rebuilding my '97 Bontrager Privateer Comp XT. Been browsing new bikes but don't see anything I like. Currently looking for a good company to re-pop the decals and strip and paint the frame.

    Also have a minty-fresh 2000 Specialized FSR Enduro.
    I used Velocals to reproduce the decals on my Maverick. The only thing they had to work from were some pictures I took with my iPhone and some rough measurements I took. The results were simply outstanding.

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    Thanks for the heads-up. I browsed their site but didn't see my Privateer Comp on there. I'll give 'em a call.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orange Orange View Post
    Thanks for the heads-up. I browsed their site but didn't see my Privateer Comp on there. I'll give 'em a call.
    They'll make 'em up custom for you. Just send 'em pictures (they'll explain the process). The Maverick decals you see on their website are the ones they generated based on the photos/info I sent to them.

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    Just purchased one of my fav vintages bikes
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    Ye semi oldie Yeti

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    All the gear and no idea.

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    New to the site, donít know how to post pics yet but Iím rocking a 96 trek 930 with a 98 marzoccchi bomber fork, as well as Maxxis ardent 2.25@2.4 tired set up tubeless. Sheís a real blast on the trails!!

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    Look what I just found...check out the Ti beast

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    A 95' and a 98'.

    The 98' is going to have 98' Bomber on it soon.

    Beauties.

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    '92 AMP in Egypt

    I have put close to 900 kms out here in Cairo. There is a great place called Wadi Degla with lots of cool people riding it too. It has been a joy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by howman66 View Post
    I have put close to 900 kms out here in Cairo. There is a great place called Wadi Degla with lots of cool people riding it too. It has been a joy.
    Sweet front linkage!

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    Bike for a buddy.

    2005 era Trek frame. Nashbar rigid fork. 2008 era X-9 9 speed. 2008 era XT Crank. New Level T disc brakes off my 2018 Blur. NOS Flow EX Rims on XT hubs. WTB Vigilante Tires

    Everything was from my parts bin except the wheels. The original wheels had a dent that made ghetto tubeless unworkable.

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    97 Giant Rincon

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    It's officially old enough to drink

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